If you’ve been sexually abused, the last thing on earth you need to worry about is forgiving your abuser. Read more

When I was thirty-eight years old, I felt broken. I had a terrible past I couldn’t psychologically shake. I smoked too much weed and drank too much booze. I had no career and didn’t want one, because the only thing I’d ever cared about being was a writer. Two years before I’d had a spate of good luck in that regard, when, within a one week period, I had fourteen short stories accepted for publication in as many solid little literary… Read more

Today my friend and fellow Patheos blogger Ben Corey posted a piece entitled Why You’re Completely Unable To Judge Caitlyn Jenner (Or Anyone Else). The point of Ben’s essay was to say … well, this: Only God knows why Caitlyn is transgender, and therefore, only God can judge (a) if she’s sinning or not, and (b) if she has any level of culpability in it. … You’ll never know the full story, and you have to know it in order to judge… Read more

A pastor of the same fundamentalist denomination as the Duggars wants victims of abuse to know they’re psychotic, and should be having fun. Read more

I was walking in a park near my home this morning when, miraculously, I snapped the photo above. I managed to catch the kitten before it scampered away after its vicious attack, which scratched the ear of the guy on the left pretty good. It’s a feral cat, basically. But I am convinced that with some patience, understanding, and perhaps a little electro-shock therapy, the creature stands at least a chance of being restored to its natural, loving self. And so… Read more

She wants to confess her secret. She’s told to keep quiet unless she makes a promise that she knows she can’t keep. Read more

Jesus was hardly Mr. Turn That Frown Upside Down. Read more

“We believe Rev. Good and his colleagues are preaching a distorted view of progressive Christianity to serve their own purposes rather than God’s.” Read more

It’s one church against eight. Read more

Reaching out saves lives. Read more




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